Microsoft-AOL: Where Is Your God Now?
Microsoft (MSFT) and Time Warner (TWX) are finally getting around to finishing up the joint venture talks they began back in … oh, September of 2005. While no transaction is imminent, the two companies are said to be “casually” discussing a possible combination of Microsoft’s online operations and AOL–perhaps even at this very moment. Silicon Alley Insider reports that executives from both companies were scheduled to meet in Seattle sometime today.
Meanwhile, Yahoo (YHOO) continues to pursue its own discussions with AOL. With its annual shareholder meeting fast approaching, the struggling Internet company is scrambling for something, anything, with which to distract shareholders from the travesty of the past few months.